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 Post subject: EL Front end on a EA??
Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 3:13 pm 
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I own a 91 EA S-pack and was wondering if it is feasible to put a EL front end on it? Has anyone done this or seen it done, any advice or opinions??

The original front end looks as if it sat behind a semi truck on a dirt road, It has a hundred chips in the paint work and looks pityful, The options i'm looking at is either a EL front end, an XR front or just find another front of the same design.

Any thoughts?

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:11 pm 
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i think it fits i don think u need to modefy anithing

 

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:30 pm 
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That's good to hear, thanks for posting the pic, gave a much clearer idea of what i am thinking.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:33 pm 
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Why would you bother? The ED front looks s**t better than most EF/EL fronts. The EF Ghia maybe the only one that looks better.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:43 pm 
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the biggest part will be swapping the radiator support panel and re spot welding it

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:52 pm 
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yeah its not a straight swap, as fordz said the radiator supports are different so u would have to cut the ea one out and weld an ef one in. dont see why you would really bother though
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Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:06 pm 
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Yeah. now that i'm aware of cutting and welding involved, i probably will just go with a XR front or keep it original, Thanks for the advice. i'm just trying to find a mod that will set my car apart from the rest.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:27 pm 
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make your own front bar. Get a ef front bar and cut it and glue and fibre glass it to your one and alot of bog and sanding.

I seen a custom one for sale for a EL.

its the EL top half but on an EF venom bottom half. Might even be a EL venom but i dot think u could get them.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:47 pm 
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stomper wrote:
make your own front bar. Get a ef front bar and cut it and glue and fibre glass it to your one and alot of bog and sanding.

I seen a custom one for sale for a EL.

its the EL top half but on an EF venom bottom half. Might even be a EL venom but i dot think u could get them.



That's an intresting concept, Thanks for the suggestion. I will have a good think about that angle and see what i can do, maybe i could change the rear bar aswell....... :idea:

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:49 pm 
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i dont see why it cant be grafted on. i saw a el/ef XR front and bonnet on a red XF ute it was on ebay and i almost bought it ,it had a full xr kit on yellow flames on the bonet and gards i wish i won uit but i didnt

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:48 pm 
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Try the custom bar, but instead of the standard eb/ed top and standard ef/el bottom i think something along the lines of a venom kit modded to fit an eb/ed could look good with some twin lights. Also as far as i know there is such a thing as a venom kit for el's as i have a el with a venom kit
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Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:51 pm 
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a few months back i saw a EB with a EL XR front on it, was still in primer but the way the rounded el front flowed with the boxy EB rear was wicked, i say go for it!!

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Front end on a EA??
Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:54 pm 
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Hey there, i noticed you were wanting to put a el front a box car... i say go for it, iam half way threw mine mate and it looks great... if you know someone who has a welder and a little experience of removing and installing a rad id be hitting them up. U will need to nick an inch off the top of the skirts and give them a little bend and a grind back, iam doen a thread to it at the moment... heres where iam up 2 on mine. Be unique mate and the good thing is your still using original ford parts so your not over killing your car...

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 Post subject: Re: EL Front end on a EA??
Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:43 pm 
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this thread is 2 years old..i think he is over it by now
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 Post subject: Re: EL Front end on a EA??
Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:53 am 
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Very probably, but I'm curious to see how smithykicks85's turns out..
This project was one I planned myself before swapping to EL.
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